Citizenship is a legally binding undertaking between a state and an individual (citizen) that commences either automatically at birth or through an application or notification process.
Only Swedish citizens are allowed to carry Swedish passports. A Swedish citizen has the unconditional right to live and stay in Sweden.
One can become a Swedish citizen through:
- Legitimization (Marriage of parents)
- Application (Naturalization)
- Notification (Children, young adults aged 18-20 and Nordic citizens)
Children who were born abroad and have never previously had a Swedish passport must be added to the Swedish population register by applying for a coordination number before they can apply for a Swedish passport.
Detailed information about all laws and regulations is available at the Swedish Migration Board website.